Thrilled to share that our first session of +VC Office Hours will be with +John Lilly of Greylock on Thursday, May 10th, at 8:15am PST.

I couldn't be more happy with the choice of John as our inaugural guest. He's been a founder, a CEO, an investor, an advisor, a Professor... and is incredibly down-to-earth and lighthearted for someone who is so accomplished.

If you'd like to be on our panel for this session, please let us know in the comments below and I'll be in touch. And since this will be a Hangout on Air, it will be broadcast and archive so everyone can participate.

Looking forward to our chat next week!


John joined Greylock as a partner in 2011. Prior to Greylock, John was CEO of Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox, an open source Web browser used by more than 450 million people. John also co-founded Reactivity, an enterprise security infrastructure company acquired by Cisco in 2007, where he served as founding CEO and later CTO.

Earlier in his career, John held positions on the executive team at Trilogy Software and as a Senior Scientist in Apple's research labs.

John is currently on the Board of Directors of Citrus Lane, Clearslide, Code for America, Mozilla Corporation, and the Participatory Culture Foundation. He is a board observer at Tumblr, and led Greylock's investment in Dropbox and Instagram. John previously served on the boards of directors of TripIt (acquired by Concur in 2011), CenterRun (acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2003), and Reactivity (acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007).
John holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering and an MS in Computer Science with a focus on Human Computer Interaction, both from Stanford University. He is currently a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford's, and an adviser to the Stanford Technology Ventures Program as well as SSE Labs, an incubator at the University.

He is a co-inventor on seven United States patents.
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